How are thyroid nodules of undetermined significance treated?

Updated: Jan 09, 2018
  • Author: Steven K Dankle, MD; Chief Editor: George T Griffing, MD  more...
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For the atypia of undetermined significance category, management options include the following:

  • Repeat FNAB in 3-6 months; if repeat ultrasonography-guided biopsy is again atypical, surgical consultation is warranted

  • Surgical consultation if, in addition to atypia, worrisome characteristics on ultrasound are also noted, such as hypoechogenicity, irregular borders, calcifications, or hypervascularity. [17]


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